Targeted Treatments for Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer

Targeted treatments for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer - stories we're following this year.One of the stories that has stood out over the last few years in breast cancer treatment was the FDA’s approval in 2015 of the drug palbociclib (Ibrance) for treatment of hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Palbociclib was the first in a category of targeted therapies called CDK 4/6 inhibitors to receive FDA approval. These therapies are used in combination with the hormone therapy fulvestrant and are now part of standard-of-care treatment for patients with hormone-receptor positive MBC. Continue reading